For all the current and veteran .mil guys here, do you think it's possible to be critical of the way our government is handling foreign policy and still be able to correctly perform duties on the job (esp. as an officer?). I'm not a hippie Liberal peacenik or anything, but over time I have begun to question and sometimes doubt the methodologies of interventionism, preventive war (as opposed to preemptive war), and the military-industrial complex. This is mainly due to a certain degree of research on my own part as well as influence from...uhh...certain maverick political figures on the Republican Party. :embarassed: With any luck, I'll be commissioned as an O-1 in the USAF, hopefully as a Communications Officer, in a few years. I understand that the reality is that there is a very good chance that I'll have my turn at seeing the sandbox, but I am fully convinced that despite the viewpoints that I am currently exploring, I won't try to pull desertion or anything, nor do I believe that my effectiveness will be compromised. But that is hard to tell, especially behind a computer keyboard. I've had people, both Libertarian and Neo-Conservative alike, tell me to quit ROTC (which I can't really do at this point because I'm contracted). Libertarians tell me that I'm fighting an unconstitutional war. Neo-Cons tell me that the military doesn't want people with Libertarian leanings on foreign policy, and that I don't deserve to be in the .mil with my "traitorous" opinions. One person offered to call up command and tell them about my beliefs regarding non-interventionism (it was an ugly Internet Fight ) in an attempt at undermining me. I want in. It has been my desire for over 5 years to serve in the armed forces and do what I believe is my own personal obligation to this country for what it has provided me with. But I am distraught, both by the doubts I am having politically-speaking and from the upsetting advice from my peers. Your thoughts and recommendations? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!